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Catch up on the day's big business and economics stories Monday to Friday with Sky News' business presenter Ian King. Reports, discussion and interviews from the heart of the City and beyond.

The Ian King Business Podcast Sky News

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Catch up on the day's big business and economics stories Monday to Friday with Sky News' business presenter Ian King. Reports, discussion and interviews from the heart of the City and beyond.

    DHL jobs, labour shortages and the return of music festivals

    DHL jobs, labour shortages and the return of music festivals

    Ian King speaks to the boss of DHL parcel UK about how the German logistics company is creating 3-thousand 500 UK jobs. Plus, hear from the CEO of employment website Indeed about the impact of labour shortages. And the chief executive of AEG European festivals joins the show to talk about whether music festivals could once again stimulate the economy following the pandemic.

    • 45 min
    Banks in robust health, 3D printers making nutrition products, and an invention to get us drinking more water

    Banks in robust health, 3D printers making nutrition products, and an invention to get us drinking more water

    Ian speaks to The Banker’s Joy Macknight to look over how the rude health of banks, despite the past few years of Covid, while Ian Lance from Redwheel discusses equity markets.

    Alan Vey from blockchain company Aventus Network talks about how the EU will regulate crypto.
    Charlie Jardine from EO Charging explains how charging points for electric vehicles are changing,

    Melissa Snover from Nourished talks about how 3D printers are producing bespoke protein bars, and we find out from Rebecca Taylor how her ‘hydracup’ will help people keep track of how much water they are drinking.

    • 39 min
    Electric cars, start-up investments and post-Covid holidays

    Electric cars, start-up investments and post-Covid holidays

    On today's episode, Ian explores the push among global carmakers to get customers to buy electric vehicles.

    Plus, he speaks to the co-founder of Entrepreneur First, which invests in start-ups rather than companies that are already up and running.

    Finally, we hear about how attitudes to holidays have changed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 41 min
    National lottery ticket sales, future entrepreneurs and hospitality sector recovery

    National lottery ticket sales, future entrepreneurs and hospitality sector recovery

    Ian King speaks to Sam Smith, the chief executive of finnCap, who are supporting an initiative to educate children on entrepreneurships.
    Camelot's chief executive talks through their ticket sales with Ian King, and speaks on the decision by the Gambling Commission to revoke their National Lottery licence.
    While issues with the hospitality sector following the Covid-19 pandemic are explored with the Managing Director of the Campari Group UK who have backed a industry training scheme

    • 49 min
    Small businesses more concerned than ever about future and the possibility of air taxis

    Small businesses more concerned than ever about future and the possibility of air taxis

    Ian King is joined by Sukh Chamdal to discuss his Cake Box company, after a successful year, while Kelly Devine from Mastercard discusses research which claims small and medium businesses are more concerned than ever about the future of their firms.

    Ian also talks about air taxis with Corvin Huber, chief executive of Skyroads.

    • 22 min
    Retail sales fall, investing in Rwanda, and carbon capture plant opens

    Retail sales fall, investing in Rwanda, and carbon capture plant opens

    Ian King talks to: Erin Brookes from Alvarez and Marsal about the fall in retail sales as shoppers cut their spending on food; the Chief Executive of Rwanda Finance Limited about investing in the country; Tata Chemicals as it opens the country's biggest carbon capture plant; and Saudi Arabia's Industry Minister - as international relations with the country begin to thaw

    • 25 min

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